A Natural History of North American Trees

Author: Donald Culross Peattie
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 9781595341679
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Nature

"A volume for a lifetime" is how The New Yorker described the first of Donald Culross Peatie's two books about American trees published in the 1950s. In this one-volume edition, modern readers are introduced to one of the best nature writers of the last century. As we read Peattie's eloquent and entertaining accounts of American trees, we catch glimpses of our country's history and past daily life that no textbook could ever illuminate so vividly. Here you'll learn about everything from how a species was discovered to the part it played in our country’s history. Pioneers often stabled an animal in the hollow heart of an old sycamore, and the whole family might live there until they could build a log cabin. The tuliptree, the tallest native hardwood, is easier to work than most softwood trees; Daniel Boone carved a sixty-foot canoe from one tree to carry his family from Kentucky into Spanish territory. In the days before the Revolution, the British and the colonists waged an undeclared war over New England's white pines, which made the best tall masts for fighting ships. It's fascinating to learn about the commercial uses of various woods -- for paper, fine furniture, fence posts, matchsticks, house framing, airplane wings, and dozens of other preplastic uses. But we cannot read this book without the occasional lump in our throats. The American elm was still alive when Peattie wrote, but as we read his account today we can see what caused its demise. Audubon's portrait of a pair of loving passenger pigeons in an American beech is considered by many to be his greatest painting. It certainly touched the poet in Donald Culross Peattie as he depicted the extinction of the passenger pigeon when the beech forest was destroyed. A Natural History of North American Trees gives us a picture of life in America from its earliest days to the middle of the last century. The information is always interesting, though often heartbreaking. While Peattie looks for the better side of man's nature, he reports sorrowfully on the greed and waste that have doomed so much of America's virgin forest.

A Natural History of Western Trees

Author: Donald Culross Peattie
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395581753
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Nature

Gives the economic facts regarding the great stands of timber of western North America and identifies over two hundred species of tree

The Complete Trees of North America

Author: Thomas S. Elias
Publisher: Random House Value Pub
ISBN: 0517641046
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Science

A field guide identifies nearly 800 species of North American trees, listing scientific and common names, and showing geographic distribution

North American Trees

Author: Samuel James Record
Publisher:
ISBN: 125858932X
Release Date: 2013-02
Genre:

Field Museum Of Natural History, Department Of Botany.

Das geheime Leben der B ume

Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Ludwig
ISBN: 9783641114008
Release Date: 2015-05-25
Genre: Nature

Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...

Enduring Roots

Author: Gayle Brandow Samuels
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813535395
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Enduring Roots tells the stories of historic American trees, including the oak, the apple, the cherry, and the oldest of the world's trees, the bristlecone pine. These stories speak of our attachment to the land, of our universal and eternal need to leave a legacy, and demonstrate that the landscape is a gift, to be both received and, sometimes, tragically, to be destroyed.

The Butterflies of North America

Author: James A. Scott
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804720134
Release Date: 1992-03-01
Genre: Nature

This illustrated field guide describes the biological and ecological world of butterflies

North American landscape trees

Author: Arthur Lee Jacobson
Publisher: Ten Speed Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015037444083
Release Date: 1996-02-01
Genre: Art

A descriptive guide to ornamental trees discusses the intricacies of identification, provides lists of tree sources, notes places of origin, and describes tree appearances

Illustrated Book of Trees

Author: William Carey Grimm
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811741644
Release Date: 2002-03-01
Genre: Nature

Completely revised and updated. More than 30 new species described and illustrated.

A Guide to Field Guides

Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563087073
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

The Jazz of Physics

Author: Stephon H.S. Alexander
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732548798
Release Date: 2017-07-21
Genre: Mathematics

Schon vor mehr als fünfzig Jahren begeisterte sich John Coltrane für das Universum. Inspiriert von Albert Einstein, hatte Coltrane Physik und Geometrie in den Mittelpunkt seiner Musik gesetzt. Diese Idee faszinierte den Physiker und Jazzmusiker Stephon Alexander seit frühester Jugend. Er zeigt anhand des Jazz, wie die größten Fragen der Physik über die Beschaffenheit des Universums beantwortet werden können. The Jazz of Physics fasziniert und begeistert jeden, der sich für die Geheimnisse unseres Universums, der Musik und des Lebens interessiert.

Aus hartem Holz

Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 9783641192068
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Fiction

Annie Proulxs erster Roman seit über zehn Jahren, das lang erwartete Meisterwerk der Pulitzerpreisträgerin: ein monumentales Epos, das lebensprall, sprachgewaltig und intensiv dreihundert Jahre nordamerikanischer Geschichte einfängt und von der Abholzung der scheinbar endlosen Wälder erzählt, vom ewigen Kampf zwischen Mensch und Natur.

North American Trees

Author: Richard J. Preston, Jr.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0813815266
Release Date: 2003-04-30
Genre: Nature

Completely updated, this new edition continues the grand tradition of this classic reference covering trees of North America excluding Mexico and tropical Florida. This handbook has been designed to meet the needs of the general public as well as those of students and scientists. Concise descriptions of botanical and silvical characters have been included for species of trees. Accurate and up-to-date, the new edition of this highly regarded reference incorporates recent changes in scientific and common names of trees, and offers improved distribution maps and more detailed descriptions of individual species. All of the trees are grouped by family, from pines and redwoods to ashes and elders, with a clearly organized key to identification. Individual entries on hundreds of species offer concise descriptions of habit, leaves, fruit, twig, and bark. Line drawings of leaf, flower, and fruit accompany each entry. A convenient glossary has also been included. Accurate and up-to-date, this new edition incorporates recent changes in scientific and common names of North American trees Concise descriptions of botanical and silvical characters are included for species of trees All of the trees are grouped by family with a clearly organised key to identification